Gender Masculine
Usage Arabic, Urdu
Scripts سهيل(Arabic) سہیل(Urdu)
Pronounced Pron. soo-HIEL(Arabic)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Derived from Arabic سَهُلَ (sahula) meaning "level, even". This is the Arabic name of the second brightest star in the sky, known in the western world as Canopus. It is also the official (IAU) name of the third brightest star in the constellation Vela.

Related Names

VariantsSuhayl(Arabic) Sohail(Urdu)
Feminine FormSuhaila(Arabic)
Other Languages & CulturesSoheil(Persian) Süheyl(Turkish)



Entry updated December 7, 2022